Marion Bermuda Race
RACE BOAT TRACKER SPONSOR - Kingman Yacht Center - Cataumet, MA 02534 508-563-7136
Updates are once per hour and are presented without added delays.Start: Friday June 9, 2017 - 40th Anniversary
The Marion Bermuda Race will start in Buzzards Bay off Marion, Massachusetts, and finish off St. David’s Head, Bermuda.
Since its inception in 1977, the Marion Bermuda Race has been a Corinthian event, and yachts are accepted by invitation. The spirit of the race is that all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an off-shore event. The race provides an opportunity for cruising yachts and amateur crews to participate in an ocean race and a rendezvous in Bermuda. It encourages the development of blue water sailing skills on seaworthy yachts that can be handled safely offshore with limited crew. Prizes are awarded in various categories with a bonus for celestially navigated yachts.
Latest News ---
- The tentative start of the next Marion Bermuda Race is June 14, 2019
- An interview with Allan McLean about the 2017 Marion to Bermuda Race
- Registration for the After Party on June 17 is being handled by the Duty Desk in Bermuda.
- 2017 Race Book is online.
Prepping the Celestial Boat for the Marion to Bermuda Race — Including the New AIS Rules
By Ron Wisner
Every boat owner has a winter “boat list” of projects and maintenance as the boat is being readied for the next season. However, if the owner is doing the Bermuda race, the usual winter’s “boat list” has doubled.
The celestial boat has some additional preparations that the other boats do not. Some of this additional preparation stems from the fact that we cannot use our electronic instruments. Other preparations come from the nature and practice of the actual navigation.